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Poster: high flow Date: May 25, 2008 11:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: U. Utah Phillips - RIP :(

Sad day.

Story teller, song writer, philanthropist, and keeper of Hobo tradition passes away.

If I recall, one of our forum mates has a family connection. Blue Devil??

Anyhow, take somke time to find out what this guy did. He lived a life to be envied.

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Poster: daliguana Date: May 25, 2008 2:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U. Utah Phillips - RIP :(

Very sad to hear that. I'd gotten into his music and story telling several years ago when i was into Ani Di Franco's music.

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Poster: Darkstarz117 Date: May 25, 2008 2:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U. Utah Phillips - RIP :(

it's funny you mention ani difranco because I am listenin to some of the songs from that record even as we speak. its a shame to lose such a great story teller.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 25, 2008 4:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U. Utah Phillips - RIP :(

Yep - I just logged on. His stepson is a very close friend of mine and my former high school student from when I taught in Nevada City who left Monterey on Thursday for Costa Rica for a Global Majority seminar (www.globalmajority.com) - the group I'll be manning tables for at the REM shows next week at the Greek. I'm very saddened to hear the news - I got to spend a fair amount of time with Utah the last few years and he was a wonderful guy. And a big thanks to Ani Difranco for elevating his career and introducing him to a newer generation - he was the real deal. If you're not familiar with his work, just google him - he was the living legacy of folks like Joe Hill.

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Poster: high flow Date: May 25, 2008 5:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U. Utah Phillips - RIP :(

;-) Thanks BD!

..and you can bet that KVMR, 89.5 - Nevada City, and, KVMR.org - The World, will be doing some form of U.U.P. tribute in the next few days/weeks.


This post was modified by high flow on 2008-05-26 00:53:14

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: May 26, 2008 12:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U. Utah Phillips - RIP :(

Radio Free Gilroy (KFAT) helped to make Utah Phillips a household name before you ever heard of ani DiFranco. Laura Ellen and her friends were playing his stuff on the air about 35 years ago...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 27, 2008 12:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U. Utah Phillips - RIP :(

Well understood - and RIP to her as well since it's been almost exactly a year since she died (and it seems like KPIG died when it changed ownership - can't really listen to it much these days because too many commericals and same songs in rotation). All I'm saying is kudos to Ani for helping give Utah a push in the last decade and a half to get his music and stories out to a generation that would never have heard of him otherwise.

From Utah's stepson:
Dear Global Majority Friends,

I write to you from beautiful Costa Rica, with sad news.

I have been here with the GloMaj team, preparing for the graduate training that starts tomorrow, and yesterday I got word that my stepfather, Utah Phillips, passed away, peacefully, in his sleep.

I have changed my itinerary and will fly home tonight to be with my family.

From its earliest days Utah was a huge supporter of Global Majority, and was very proud of the work that we are doing. Utah dedicated his life to organizing for peace and justice, and of the many influences in my life I think that he contributed as much as any to my belief that we truly can make a change in ourselves, our community and the world.

While I am sorry to leave Costa Rica on the eve of this exciting step in our organizational development, I can state with confidence that all of the hard work that Nathan, Lejla, Cameron and so many others have put into this course will result in great success.

Thank you for all of your support, inspiration and belief in what we are doing, little by little, step by step we are building an organization that will be a power house in promoting peace through dialog, in giving voice to the voiceless.

In the words of Joe Hill, a wobbly organizer who was executed by the state of Utah in 1915 for his union activities (activities that helped bring about child labor laws, safety in the workplace and the minimum wage), and one of Utah's lifelong heroes, "DON'T MOURN, ORGANIZE!"


BTW, if anyone is at the Greek this weekend, please stop by our table and say hey. I'll be around.

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Poster: Bobglz Date: May 27, 2008 2:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U. Utah Phillips - RIP :(

here's a story in today's SF Chronicle

http://tinyurl.com/3p2eyb

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 27, 2008 3:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U. Utah Phillips - RIP :(

Thanks for posting.

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Poster: waynecs Date: May 27, 2008 5:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U. Utah Phillips - RIP :(

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=198368

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